Anna Rose sums Strays In The Cut into one crisp breath — bravery. The six-track EP is a defiant revolution that pushes both personal and musical boundaries. “I am very much an album artist and a storyteller,” said Rose. Sentiment and conviction fountain from Strays In The Cut while embracing electronic elements like omnichord, edgy guitar and Rose’s powerhouse vocals.
Stripped of its fat and fluff, tracks like “Bury Me Deep” coarse through your veins with rock energy. “Start A War” is equally mesmerizing. The intro conjures a calming effect, soothing the ear in the wake of its storm. Rose’s tone lures listeners into the depths of Strays In The Cut. “I’m trying to remember where I am at the heart of it. I’m a songwriter. I’m emotional...but if you're always fighting for what you believe in, that is all that matters,” said Rose. “This is who I am.”
Philly's Andrea Nardello has garnered favorable comparisons to Melissa Etheridge and Shawn Colvin for melding pop songwriting smarts with a confessional and literate songwriting style, exploring relationships, romance, and her family life. Nardello's refined accessibility draws from folk, rock, soul, and even the swagger of hip-hop. She can tug at your heartstrings with her softer tunes and get you dancing on your feet with her upbeat songs and powerful voice. Fans ride an unforgettable emotional roller coaster during her live shows.
Nardello has been busy touring, opening for Colbie Caillat, Brandi Carlile, Tony Lucca, Gabe Dixon, Ron Pope, Emerson Hart of Tonic Fame, and Tim Reynolds of The Dave Matthews Band. After releasing ECHO, Nardello won the prestigious Philadelphia Songwriter's Project Contest and won Tri-State Indie's «Acoustic Artist Of The Year.» Her songs, «Leave The Light On» and «Home To Me» each won WSTW's Award for Folk Song Of The Year.
Nardello also spends time fundraising for important causes like The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and The MILE (Music Is Love Exchange). Nardello completed two service trips to Guatemala in support of the MILE. The MILE is a network of artists, musicians, and music lovers that bring positivity and change to the lives of disadvantaged and underserved children, strengthening families and communities both in the U.S. and abroad. Nardello is always willing to help, offer her time and believes that music is a universal language that helps heal and connects us all.
Last year, Nardello returned to the studio with ECHO producer Matt Chiaravalle (Warren Zevon, Josh Joplin) and released her new studio EP, Fire. Without a doubt, Fire is her best work yet. Nardello has been writing and collaborating with, Matt Duke, and is excited to release new material in 2018!